As we promised in a previous blog post about healthy eating, today it is time to publish some more easy to make recipes.
(VEGAN) MASHED POTATOES – I can promise you that it tastes just as good, if not better than the usual mashed potatoes with butter and milk (and I am not vegan). You will need 5 medium sized potatoes, about 1 or 2 litres of water, 1 teaspoon of salt and 5 tablespoons of (preferably extra virgin) olive oil. Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes, then place them in a pot and add enough water to cover them. Let them boil until soft (around 15 minutes if you used hot water or around 30 minutes if you used cold water). Fill 1 cup with the water you boiled them in and throw away the leftover water. Add the salt, olive oil and mash them. I recently tried to put mild curry powder at the end, just a pinch and it tasted really nice. Preparation time: 10 minutes, cooking time: 15-30 minutes, difficulty level: super easy, makes: 1 portion, total price: (approximately) £ 0.70.
RICE AND POTATO STEW – This is a great meal because it is good served hot or cold and it stays good for up to five days if you store the leftovers in a plastic container in the fridge and it’s perfect for days when you don’t have time to cook. I usually prepare this when I have a spare hour and when I have a busy day away from home I pack some in a jar or in a container and take it with me for my lunch break. Not to mention that it goes really well with spinach salad. What you will need for this meal is: 2 small/medium potatoes, 1 medium/large onion, 1 mug of rice, 3 mugs of water, 5 tablespoons of sunflower/olive oil, 1 can of chopped tomatoes and 1 tablespoon of salt. Peel the onion and cut it into small pieces, peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Place a pot over medium heat, add the oil and leave it to heat for 10 seconds. Add the onion and let it fry for 10-15 seconds, then add the rice and keep stirring for another 15 seconds, add the salt and slowly add the water too. Leave it to boil until the rice and potatoes are soft and add the chopped tomatoes and let it boil on low heat for another 3 to 5 minutes. Preparation time: 10 minutes, cooking time: 30 minutes, difficulty level: easy, makes: 5 portions, price: (approximately) £1.50.
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